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Curtis Yeager Frank

May 30, 1944 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Curtis Frank Obituary

Curtis Y. Frank of Meadville, PA – formerly of Beaver- passed away on March 2, 2024. He was born May 30, 1944 in Canton, OH to Rev. Howard F. and Edith (Wilt) Yeager; adopted by Rev. Dr. James N. Frank in 1953.

Curt was valedictorian and president of New Brighton (PA) HS Class of 1962. He earned degrees in chemistry from Wittenberg University and Bowling Green State University, both in OH.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a dear grandmother Elsie Wilt and other grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

He married Sally Jane Clarke of Beaver, PA in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Beaver in 1965.  He taught Chemistry for 43 years in Beaver Area HS, Community College of Beaver County, Geneva College and Thiel College, all in western PA. He also coached football and track at Beaver Area HS. Curt was active in professional education associations, worked for Beaver Borough, and served on the Beaver Area School Board.

He was a long-time active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Brighton and Trinity Lutheran Church, Meadville. He served on congregation council, taught adult Sunday School, and sang in the chancel choir in both parishes.

Curt loved to read, teach, garden, watch sports, and do crosswords and sudoku.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 59 years, Sally; beloved children - James Dale (Christina) Frank and Susan Jane (Kevin) Dellicker; grandsons Willard, Jacob, and Elijah; and a special nephew Matthew Clarke; two sisters – Barbara (Louis) Frischkorn and Kathleen Bacik; and a dear brother & sister-in-law – James & Rosemary Clarke; surrogate daughter Gesine (Thomas) Kutter, dear friends and cousins in Germany; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, INC. 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville.

Friends will be received at Trinity Lutheran Church, Meadville on Friday, March 8 from 4:00-6:00pm and Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am.  Funeral services will be Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 am.  A receiving line will be held at Noll Funeral Home on Sunday, March 10 from 3:00-6:00 pm. Interment will be at Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum, Beaver in a private family ceremony on Monday, March 11.

In lieu of flowers, Curt asks that donations be made to either the Beaver Area Education Foundation: 1500 5th Street Extension, Beaver PA 15009; to Camp Lutherlyn; PO Box 355, Prospect, PA 16052; Trinity Lutheran Church: 649 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335; or The Wesbury Foundation: 31 North Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335.

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March 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
649 Park Ave.
Meadville, PA 16335

March 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
649 Park Ave.
Meadville, PA 16335

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
649 Park Ave.
Meadville, PA 16335


The Wesbury Foundation
31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-332-9264

Trinity Lutheran Church
649 Park Avenue, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-336-2654

Beaver Area Education Foundation Beaver
1500 5th Street Extension, Beaver PA 15009

Camp Lutherlyn
PO Box 355, Prospect PA 16052


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